LinuxONE Community Cloud - A Journey of Discovery
Project and Program: Linux & VM
, SHARE Providence 2017
In January 2016, a new venture was made publicly available, the LinuxONE Community Cloud.Â The original goal was to allow users and developers all over the world to experience Linux on z Systems at no cost.Â Using a combination of z/VM, openstack and Linux, this public cloud has provided servers to hundreds of subscribers.Â Along the way, a lot of lessons have been learned, and new goals have been established.Â The experiment has taken on a life of its own. Â
The speakers have been involved in the design, creation and management of the cloud since its inception.Â Â They will discuss the support infrastructure, challenges in keeping the cloud running and secure.Â This will include the usage of z/VM Single System Image clusters, openstack running on z/VM and the usage of zKVM.Â They will also discuss how the cloud is being used, types of projects being implemented and future plans for more clouds.
Since the last SHARE, z/OS based services have been introduced to the cloud environment.Â An overview of how this works will also be presented.-Martha McConaghy-Marist College; Eva Yan-IBM
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